Who Gets Abortions in America?

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Who is having abortions in the United States? This article digs into the data to answer that question, examining age, marital status, location, and more.

“The portrait of abortion in the United States has changed with society. Today, teenagers are having far fewer abortions, and abortion patients are most likely to already be mothers. Although there’s a lot of debate over gestational cutoffs, nearly half of abortions happen in the first six weeks of pregnancy, and nearly all in the first trimester.”

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